Mont Gravet IGP Pays d’Hérault

Mont Gravet Red

IGP Pays d’Hérault

Gascony, France

Varietal

Carignan

About Mont Gravet

This delicious red wine is produced from old Carignan vines grown in vineyards high in the hills of the Herault region of the Languedoc in the South West part of France. The calcareous soil with a sandstone base rich in nutrients and minerals that is found in this part of France is ideal for the Carignan grape. This is the sister wine to the wonderfully crisp and fresh white Mont Gravet that is made from the Colombard grape and grown in the Gascony region of France.

2014 Vintage

For this vintage, it was a very dry start to the year with drought issues in the vineyard, followed by lots of rain from June onwards. Plenty of pre-selection in the vineyard in order to maintain quality. However, the vintage is a good one and the reds are showing very elegant and smooth.

Vinification

Although this wine is made with the old vines, the vinification was carried out in a modern style. The grapes are destemmed and crushed. The fermentation works at controlled temperature to keep the wine’s fruity aromas. The ageing is carried out in tanks with a small amount of French oak to add more complexity and roundness to the blend.

Tasting Notes

Deep, dark color and lovely aromas of blackberries and figs. The wine is full bodied and rich in flavor but elegant with a long fruit forward finish.

Food Affinity

Perfect for barbecue or any grilled meats. Also wonderful with all cheeses.

Alcohol: 12 %

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